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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 5:27 pm 
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Are you looking for the nice or the honest answer? :D


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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 5:09 am 
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front forks are seen as a bad design because of their tendency to dive under braking. so people have tried to design front suss for motorcycles that is more like a car front suspension, and that doesn't have so much tendency to dive. however i dont think any of them had any commercial success. i assume all (or almost all) those orange cables are to transmit steering force. seems rickety to me.


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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 9:39 am 
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I have a feeling that it is also pretty heavy, but may naturally be proven wrong.

The one thing I have serious dislike for, is the lack of a reliable connection from the bars to the front wheel.
Snapping a wire all of a sudden becomes a pretty serious matter :D


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 2:46 am 
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mmmm hmmm...


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This has potential, especially when I watch that lycra guy bottoming out his fork while climbing on a smooth trail.



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:26 pm 
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That's gonna be interesting to see in real life.


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Riding behind one of Trek's first suspension bikes comes to mind. Of course there were other flops. I could see that bike wiggle sideways almost as much as bounce up and down while my Fat Chance Shock-A-Billy was an early suspension bike that mostly worked.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:52 pm 
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True enough but we're writing 2014, so the flops should at least be less floppy. :D

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mentioned to some people I was buying another set of studded tires. You know, you get all the "why don't you make them yourself" replies. One person even gave me some video halp :laughing-rolling:



reading translations it sounds like 10k screws


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 1:21 pm 
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I did exactly that with a pair of MTB tires like 20 years ago.
It worked rather well, using self tapping hex head hardened screws.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 1:51 pm 
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what got me on that video was the volume of screws. Makes my knees cry just thinking about it


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:04 am 
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All those screws make me think of pinch flats, or if tubeless, quite a bit of Stan's!

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when I first saw the tire I thought he was making it for some steam punk/mad max bike or something


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Russians....
This IMHO belongs here: http://www.bikeradar.com/road/news/arti ... hbs-43757/


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2015 12:01 pm 
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this one has me wondering why it failed. Seems like an elegant solution



can't seem to find any in action


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MiniTrail wrote:
this one has me wondering why it failed. Seems like an elegant solution



can't seem to find any in action


I've seen something like that in modern-times (within the last few years). Damn if I can remember the name... Google'ing....

EDIT: I was thinking of the Truvativ Hammerschmidt crank. Not the same concept...

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marpilli wrote:
I've seen something like that in modern-times (within the last few years). Damn if I can remember the name... Google'ing....

EDIT: I was thinking of the Truvativ Hammerschmidt crank. Not the same concept...


I have always loved the idea of the Hammerschmidt, but the weight penalty is pretty high on it. Much more elegant and reliable than the front derailleur.


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found out a little more. Turns out there was a Yankee Bicycle company that made a bike with this design and a weirder still rear brake. Third pic on the first page gives a peak at it then it's explained on the second page

http://www.ustimes.com/Bicycle/

Hope I never come across one on ebay with beer brains in control


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 12:58 am 
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lifted from the UGV facebook page. New meaning for bar spins :lol:

https://www.facebook.com/techinsider/vi ... 188417742/

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:30 am 
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Another humpcycle



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:13 am 
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Anyone ever tried one?
It seems they are actually being slowed down when pumping?

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:41 pm 
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Any new bike idea labeled as a great workout tells me the ride sucks


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:11 pm 
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I generally agree, I just wondered if this one wouldn't make for a faster sprint, but probably too poor a riding position.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:36 pm 
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Only hand and foot powered propulsion I've seen that looked like it added something was for a prop driven sea cycle. Made sense because the need to balance or direct the craft wasn't as critical as a bike. Have to see if I can find a video

Edit: found it. Was interested in these back in the 90s. Lucky I came to my senses



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:23 am 
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Looks like the Water Bike is still available.
Needs to have a mash-up with some Ebike tech, a booming stereo, and a Yeti cooler.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:05 am 
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Somehow I fail to grasp why anybody still would be making a pedal boat. Hydrofoils are relatively well understood technology.
Actually the first human powered hydrofoil was made in Munich.........in 1953 :D

https://youtu.be/NVYQO-C8s0o

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:16 am 
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^ they say the same thing about chains on bikes when shaft drive has been around forever.

There is a solid reason for it I'm sure


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:46 pm 
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Everybody seems to love those Hobie pedal drive systems. Guess you can catch a lotta fish with them......

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MiniTrail wrote:
Another humpcycle




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MiniTrail wrote:
Another humpcycle


Check out the geezer, he's really getting after it. :lol:
But seriously I kept waiting for that freaking thing to break. Yikes!


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